Microsoft Rolls Out Major Fix for Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Rolls Out Major Fix for Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3

Today, Microsoft rolled out firmware updates for Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Rich, why would a firmware update be a major update?” I’m glad you asked. There’s a problem that I’ve been dealing with for months. After installing Windows 10 on the Surface Pro 3, the display driver seems to crash whenever it feels like it. I’ve had the issue on Windows 8.1 when opening Photoshop or…

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What’s the Deal with the New Surface Pro 3 Model?

What’s the Deal with the New Surface Pro 3 Model?

By Rich W Woods When I first purchased the Surface Pro 3, I bought the Core i5 model with 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. As soon as I ran Photoshop, I realized that something was wrong with my PC. Drivers crashed and things just went wrong. I took it into the Microsoft Store and I’ll never forget what Charles (the Microsoft Store technician) said to me: “There comes a time in a…

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Microsoft Officially Acquires Surface Pen Technology N-Trig

Microsoft Officially Acquires Surface Pen Technology N-Trig

By Rich W Woods Today, Microsoft officially announced that the firm has finally acquired the technology behind the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 pen, N-Trig. This news comes after 100 years of acquisition rumors. It’s important to note that this is not the technology used in the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 pens, WACOM. There are some key differences between the two, such as that WACOM has more pressure levels and doesn’t require…

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Surface Pro 3 vs Acer Aspire S7: Is it Really the Tablet that can Replace your Laptop?

By Rich W Woods When Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, the product that they were comparing it to was the MacBook Air. They even had a trade in program so MacBook Air owners could trade in their MacBook Airs for up to $650 in credit toward a Surface Pro 3. While many have criticized Microsoft for marketing against the MacBook Air, it makes perfect sense. Microsoft has many partners that make Windows PCs and…

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Surface Pro 3: A User Review

By Rich Woods The Surface Pro 3 is the third Surface that I’ve bought. The Surface RT, Surface Pro, and the Surface Pro 3 were all in my hands in the first week they were available. Let’s start with why the Surface Pro 3 is better than the Surface Pro 2. Every Surface model so far has been marketed as the tablet that can replace your laptop. The problem with the RT line was that…

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Microsoft vs Apple part 18: Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air

By Rich Woods In the first installment of the “Microsoft vs Apple” series, I compared the original Surface Pro to the 11″ MacBook Air. It made sense. They were both $999 with 128 GB SSD and 4 GB RAM. The MacBook Air hasn’t changed much since then. The only thing that changed was the processor is 0.1 GHz more powerful and it is $100 cheaper. The Surface Pro is very different.

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Surface Pro 3, Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, Surface RT: What’s the Difference?

By Rich Woods When Microsoft made the first Surface tablet, the Surface RT, people were a bit confused. The operating system looked exactly like Windows 8, but the user couldn’t install any of their favorite apps. With two different products with similar names and similar appearances, one may think that they all do the same thing. They don’t.

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Three Surface Pros in 15 Months. Buy the Surface Pro 3 or Wait?

  By Rich Woods The original Surface Pro was released in February 2013. Then, in the fall of that same year the Surface Pro 2 came out. Now the Surface Pro 3 was announced in May making for three models in only 15 months. Typically, most tablets and smart phones are released yearly. Then again, the Surface Pro line has special circumstances. The first Surface Pro had a third generation Intel Core i5 processor leaving…

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